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IDA Global Market Forum: Understanding International ICT Trends and Opportunities – 13 Feb

Next monday, the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore will organize the Global Market Forum. During the session, the audience can ga...

  • February 8, 2012
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Real Name Deadline for China’s Microblogs is Looming, New Users Already Way Down

We’ve known since the first week of January that real-name registration was going to be a government-mandated requirement on Chinese T...

  • February 7, 2012
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CyberAgent Ventures Invests in Vietnamese Music Service

CyberAgent Ventures, a subsidiary of Japan’s CyberAgent, recently announced investment in Vietnam-based NCT Corporation. That company ...

  • February 7, 2012
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Beijing School Begins Using iPads in the Classroom

Using tablets (especially iPads) in the classroom has been a dream for educators the world over for some time now, and increasingly, it is b...

  • February 7, 2012
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Luxury Online Store IhaveU Slips Some B-Round Financing Into Its Designer Handbag

The luxury e-commerce site IhaveU has announced that it has wrapped up B-round funding, though the full investment sum has not been revealed...

  • February 7, 2012
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19k S’pore commercial buildings hooked up to next-gen broadband

Over 19,000 commercial buildings and offices since December 2011 have been hooked up to Singapore’s Next Generation Nationwide Broadba...

  • February 7, 2012
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Qihoo Says Apple is Re-approving Its iOS Apps, Drama Over

Yesterday we noticed that all Qihoo 360 (NYSE:QIHU) apps for iPhone and iPad had been removed from Apple’s iTunes App Store, which cau...

  • February 7, 2012
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Shanghai Boy Imitates Mobile Game, Jumps Off Five-Story Building

Like many forms of entertainment, mobile games generally oughtn’t be imitated in real life. Flinging birds at pigs, for example, is su...

  • February 7, 2012
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FC2 Continues to Expand Web Services to Big Markets

We’ve recently told you about Nevada-based web services company FC2, which offers what could be the top blogging service in Japan [1],...

  • February 7, 2012
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As big bookstores go bust, indie book sellers point the way forward

Companies like The Pigeonhole and BooksActually are redefining how bookstores are run. Are they providing the blueprint for the future?

  • February 8, 2012
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Startup Helps You Create A Customized Facebook Cover in Minutes

Ever wonder how some of your friends have created gorgeous Facebook Timeline cover images? You probably need some design skills to create a ...

  • February 7, 2012
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As Japan Uses Bloggers For Tourism Bump, Numbers Show Korea and China are Key

A Kyodo report today gives a brief update on the Japan Foreign Ministry’s invitation to overseas bloggers to come see the parts of the...

  • February 7, 2012
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Coworkify is one app to connect all co-working spaces

The service will feature a talent marketplace and co-working space management tools.

  • February 7, 2012
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Beepmo: A New LBS Social Network for Professionals in Asia

Beepmo describes itself as “a location-based social network for business professionals focused on Asia.” All users have to do is to key ...

  • February 7, 2012
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Entrepreneurs Say: “Getting Investment is Tough”

Many entrepreneurs complain that getting investors’ attention is tough. But in actual fact, how many are really trying hard? We ran a tria...

  • February 7, 2012
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Thailand’s Ensogo Reflects on Success, Aspires to Expand in 2012

Thailand-based daily deals site Ensogo has revealed that its 2012 goals include maintaining its roughly 90 percent market share in Thailand ...

  • February 7, 2012
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James Tong: How IDA and Gobi Ventures Help Startups Expand Into China

Last week I caught up with James Tong, a seasoned entrepreneur and venture fund partner, just before he went onstage for a discussion at our...

  • February 7, 2012
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Facebook Still Looking at China as it Files for IPO

Facebook’s IPO filing this past week notes that the company is still indeed looking at China as a possible market for its popular soci...

  • February 6, 2012
  • at 10:00 pm
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